The Extra Man Reviews

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 27, 2013
Kevin Kline's tour de force, a performance of uncommon joie de vivre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 23, 2011
Belly laughs are few and far between but the overarching tone of silliness deftly underscored by the human experience makes for a largely fulfilling cinematic experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
December 30, 2010
Kevin Kline, who has a gift for this kind of characterization, heads up a talented trio of actors, all playing extremely quirky characters who are borderline pathological, but funny and harmless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 20, 2010
The pic becomes too bent out of shape by so many kooks sharing the spotlight.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Karina Montgomery
rec.arts.movies.reviews
October 1, 2010
Harrison's life is a quest only for pleasure, and Kline and Dano definitely provide it, even if their arc is short and shallow. See it for Kevin.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 23, 2010
I loved Shari Springer Berman and Robert Pulcini's The Extra Man, but it's not going to be to everyone's liking.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Top Critic
Tom Long
Detroit News
September 10, 2010
An entertaining kinky kick of a movie, a lightweight delight about dreamers and dilettantes.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Thomas
Wisconsin State Journal
September 10, 2010
"Extra Man" is a loving ode to the eccentrics of New York, and a wish that even in today's Disneyfied Manhattan, the city will always make room for the weirdos, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matthew Razak
Examiner.com
August 20, 2010
Easily the plot of a vulgar comedy or something with absolutely no meaning, The Extra Man is dark, funny and thoughtful all at once.
Brian Tallerico
Movie Retriever
August 13, 2010
Pulcini & Berman's work cuts its own path through the archetypes and delivers a unique comedy in the process.
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
August 12, 2010
Some actors are dinner. Kevin Kline is dessert, and his comic brio saves the film version of The Extra Man from its limitations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
August 6, 2010
Adapted from the Jonathan Ames novel, the film is too precious around the edges, but it gets somewhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
August 2, 2010
Kevin Kline tends to give bravura performances even when he's not playing bravura characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Michael Phillips
At the Movies
August 2, 2010
I liked it enough to say rent it.
Stephanie Zacharek
Movieline
July 30, 2010
Henry is a man who knows how to live, and Kline welcomes us into the Russian Tea Room of his mind.
Top Critic
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
July 30, 2010
It's relentlessly unwacky and even quietly subversive.
Top Critic
John Anderson
Wall Street Journal
July 30, 2010
Kline is his usual engaging self but it's a supporting role he's playing by virtue of the script, but also Mr. Dano's presence, in this potent charmer of a film.
Top Critic
Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
July 30, 2010
Kline has a ball, while Dano turns in a pitch-perfect performance. He never mocks his character's desires, or undersells his fears.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Noel Murray
AV Club
July 29, 2010
Kline gives a wild, wonderful performance, reminiscent of his work on A Fish Called Wanda.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Drew McWeeny
HitFix
April 5, 2011
Leonard Maltin
ReelzChannel.com
February 9, 2011
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